Peter Zalesak
Jun 4, 2017

Highlights from HMSNEO '17

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There were some great models & miniatures exhibited at this year's Historical Miniatures Society of NW Oklahoma show, held June 3, 2017 in Tulsa. I didn't stick around for the awards so I don't know who won the top awards, but here's a sampling of the entries.


This is Henry Plantagenet (King Henry II). Let me just say that the photo does not do it justice. The level of detail was incredible. As Allen said "Work like this scares me!"

This was entitled Blitzkrieg. The effect of all the tank riders, motorcyclist and horse soldier, all in that compact display, each with individual positions was stunning.




This is a scene from Gettysburg with Generals Hancock, Doubleday and Howard.

This one cracked me up... a monk with a string of fish over his shoulder, entitled the Fish Friar. Hah!


And the obligatory Pirate, of course.


And a no-less obligatory knight.

A Colonial Ranger...

And Indian warrior...

A pair of German tankers



And now a sampling of airplanes...



A collection of Bf109's

Including a broken one

Armor and military vehicles were well represented too.








And here's a very unusual subject. The Nazi's tried to develop a SAM during WWII. Kurt brought the kit to show and tell a couple of meetings ago.

And finally, there was a solitary motorcycle exhibited, but boy, was it a beaut!



Jun 6, 2017

Thanks for posting - I can't believe I didn't have this on my calendar - first time I've missed going in several years. Loved the Privateer...

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